I know what you are thinking - that didn't take long.
But the Phillies' decision to place Pedro Martinez on the disabled list this morning was an expected one, seeing as though he will need at least two minor league starts before he is ready to join the team's rotation. Martinez's starts - which, I am sure, have the ticket managers at a Phillies minor league affiliate near you salivating - will be "rehab starts," and he will not take up a roster spot until he is activated, which likely won't come until August.
There is a news conference at 12 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.
Just for fun, here's a look at how the Phillies rotation could look through August. We'll be able to let you know the Phils exact plans for Martinez in a couple hours here. For now, I'll guess that they have him throw a side at Citizens Bank Park today, then send him to Clearwater while the team is visiting the Marlins. Martinez would then pitch in either a simulated game or a Gulf Coast League game on Saturday, then will pitch in another minor league game on July 25 or July 26. Then I would guess that he'd pitch in Lehigh Valley on July 31, before the Phillies unveil him on Aug. 6 against Colorado at home.
According to this plan, Martinez would get his first crack at the Mets on Aug. 23 at Citi Field.